Reports Tagged: US

April 08, 2022

There were unconfirmed rumors yesterday that US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi was planning to travel to Taiwan this Sunday on the heels of a trip to Japan. The

March 25, 2022

According to China’s state media, President Xi Jinping told Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson in a phone call today that the international community should “truly” promote peace talks, where China

March 03, 2022

The southern Ukrainian port city of Kherson has fallen to Russian Federation troops, with Mariupol and Kharkiv under siege, and with historic Odessa, where Russia’ President Vladimir Putin has explicitly

March 02, 2022

The European Union has formally adopted the latest package of sanctions against Russia (and Belarus, more on Belarus below), under which seven Russian banks will be disconnected from the SWIFT

February 24, 2022

With the full-scale invasion of Ukraine by Russia now under way, European Union leaders will be asked by the European Commission to agree tonight on a new package of sanctions

October 07, 2021

Two weeks ago, we wrote that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell would hold fast and ultimately prevail in his repeated warnings that the Debt Ceiling would have to be addressed

September 30, 2021

Happy (almost) Friday – well it seems always exciting! Debt ceiling standoff (a real one still), reconciliation and infrastructure fight, inflation and supply chain risks, Fed appointment challenges, energy crises,

September 29, 2021

Last Friday we wrote that a continuing resolution to fund the government with a debt ceiling extension attached would be shot down by Republicans, that Congress would then back a

September 24, 2021

In discussions over the past few weeks, we were asked more than once by US officials, clearly concerned with the Congressional stalemate and potential impact of a protracted deadlock on

September 17, 2021

In the interest of efficiency and time I thought we might share a few brief highlights of key market related points in (and not in) our reports while addressing some

June 09, 2021

Washington and Brussels will use the occasion of the first summit between US President Joseph Biden and European Union leaders next week to bury the hatchet on trade issues carried

March 15, 2021

Neither Beijing nor Washington expects any breakthrough from the talks scheduled for March 18-19 in Anchorage, Alaska between their respective foreign policy leadership teams. *** Rather, the two sides will

December 23, 2020

President Donald Trump’s demand last night that the just-negotiated Covid relief bill be rewritten to bump the allocation for Economic Impact Payment checks from $600 to $2,000 per eligible recipient

December 01, 2020

The Capitol Hill testimonies that began this morning by Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and outgoing Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will undoubtedly put the rare rift between the Fed and

November 30, 2020

The US Congress and the administration of President Donald Trump have been ratcheting up the pressure on China as their respective terms draw to a close: the House of Representatives

November 09, 2020

A senior source from China’s Central National Security Council gave a briefing on background in which he summarized the agency’s analysis of the US election results and offered some broad

November 06, 2020

A top-level official in China commented on background yesterday on the very tenuous but now likely attempts by Beijing to reset China-US economic and trade relations after the US presidential

November 04, 2020

Election day is finally behind us and the American people have spoken, and even while all the votes have yet to be tabulated, and with the near certainty of recounts

October 20, 2020

Last weekend, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi set the close of business today, Tuesday, as the deadline by which to strike a Phase IV fiscal stimulus deal with Treasury

October 09, 2020

The Phase IV Covid fiscal relief package looked all but dead and buried earlier this week when President Trump, barely out of the Walter Reed Medical Center, yanked Treasury Secretary